The Campaign For DA

5.12.2015

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts



  • Someone offered Mrs. LL free Colonial golf tourney tickets, and she asked me if I would want to go. I told her "maybe" and pointed out that it would held over Memorial Day weekend. She did the Google and told me that it wasn't. "I'm pretty sure I'm right, babe," I replied (actually meaning "You aren't talking to the guy in the next cubicle. You're talking to a Sports Genius. And Colonial is always on Memorial Day weekend.") Then I learned that for the first time since 1964 the Byron Nelson which will be played after the Colonial on Memorial Day.
  • I didn't see it, but Channel 5 interrupted a PGA tourney on Sunday to show two goofballs stuck in high water in Dallas. The Ticket had one of the guys on  yesterday where he revealed he was 17 years old and only got stuck in water because a "levee broke." Riiiighht. He had named his truck "VortecXpress."  (His Twitter feed is about what you would expect from a high schooler from Sanger with a big truck.)
  • Fort Worth police killed a guy yesterday because he left a home suspected of being a place where hydrocodone and xanax were being sold. (!!!!!!)  He allegedly backed up in the direction of officers, allegedly striking one offiver who was not injured, so they shot him.
  • The Patriots get fined $1 million for "Deflategate" so fans created a GoFundMe account to pay it for them. You kidding me?
  • And it is amazing that Deflategate led most national evening news shows last night.
  • The 16-Year-Old-In-The-House is now the 17-Year-Old-In-The-House.  Many years ago I used to gig Mrs. LL by sarcastically saying, "They grow up so fast."   I feel silly now.  As is so often the case, we don't understand some things until we experience them. 
  • Interesting item in the Update: Wise County spends $30,000 a year on "indigent burials" while Denton County spends $40,000.  Regardless of how someone qualifies for an indigent burial, I'm more stunned that Denton County only spends $40,000 than any potential "waste" by Wise County. 
  • Two hosts of a former WBAP weekend show are being sued by the SEC for "telling customers that interests in life settlements they sold were 'guaranteed,' 'safe as CDs' and federally insured.'”  There is nothing worse than some radio "talk shows" on the weekends. They are obviously nothing more infomercials, have fake/planted callers, and just reek of lies.  
  • Is this real? A University of Houston student posted a pic of himself with a handgun making a joke about gangs and had his placed was searched by police? 


42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't those police know that they are supposed to just allow themselves to be run over, shot, or whatever?

Anonymous said...

Why would you go to the Colonial? It's in Fort Worth. Fort Worth cops will be there as security. Don't you think you'll just be shot dead on sight, like all the other "average guys" there?

Anonymous said...

That high water truck rescue was in Krum, not Dallas.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the local funeral homes are abusing the county tax payers by applying for $30,000 indigent help. Even though Denton county has higher population, Wise county probably population is poorer. Funerals are expensive.

aekupp said...

Out of the anticipated 500 police killings this year, does Dallas and Fort Worth take 10% of that? Or More?

Anonymous said...

Uh, the Colonial is over Memorial Day weekend. Technically, Memorial Day is on Monday May 25 and the tournament ends on Sunday May 24 but its still Memorial Day Weekend.

Anonymous said...

Actually o the high water truck/teens rescue was in Sanger.

Anonymous said...

As is so often the case, we don't understand some things until we experience them.


HHHmmm - maybe the same applies to what you would do if you were a police officer.

Ernest T said...

I have a suggestion for our esteemed barrister:

Maybe you should ride along with an officer sometime to experience what it is like and see what they experience on their shifts. I have done it several times, and it was very eye-opening. I am sure that most departments would gladly allow you to do so.

That way, you would know what their job is like before you criticize them for every action that they take. They do a job that a lot of people are too scared to do.

Anonymous said...

He failed to run over the pig with enough momentum. Dead pigs cant shoot.

Anonymous said...

The Colonial Tournament used to be the best party in town. It's where I first met Priscilla. You'd even spot the occasional couple slip away to a secluded spot on the course for some "private" time. Has become more of a yuppie-TCU thing these days. Still, Barry you should go with Mrs. LL to keep an eye on things.

DF Cullen Davis

Anonymous said...

On this day in 1967 the high was 101 degrees. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Barry lacks empathy and can only learn from first person experience. Typical leftist.

Sam Brows said...

Having only read about the phenomenon, I must surmise that genital or anal warts would, in fact, be far worse than enduring even the worst of the bad weekend "talk shows".

As for Brady, I have to wonder how seriously the league takes the integrity of the game when it was advised by the colts a week ahead of the game as to what they expected to happen, they sent senior league officials to the game to watch it happen, and all the while, did nothing to keep it from happening so that the game could have been played on a level playing field.

Triple Fake... said...

Saying the guy "allegedly" backed up is ridiculous. Assuming he didn't know the person was an officer, he allegedly tried to run her over regardless of her attire. The fact is that they knew the guy was a felon with warrants "that included aggravated assault of a police officer".
How many exclamation points would you use if the car was moving forward?


Indigent burials:
Let's suppose that everyone in Wise County is indigent and can't afford a burial. That's still only about one-tenth of the entire population of Denton Co. Now, let's say that in reality about one-fourth of Wise is indigent and can't afford a funeral. That means it costs more to bury 15,000 people in Wise than all the poor people in Denton Co.? Doesn't add up. They're right to be investigating this.
Funerals are expensive because people decide to spend a lot of money for them.

Anonymous said...

You will prolly be happy the first time a cop actually gets run over and injured by a suspect fleeing in a vehicle.

Then you will agree force should have been used.

Anonymous said...

Why you always bagging on police officers for killing people willy-nilly? Do you realise how scary it is to be a Cop? Shoot first, ask questions later. It's just safer for officers that way.

Anonymous said...

Indigent burials cost the county $250 each.

That doesn't cover a lot of frills.

Anonymous said...

How has no one said this yet? (Or did I miss it?)

"If that guy hadn't been at a drug house, he wouldn't have been shot."

Or some variation of that...

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

I've got some blooms.

Double Fake Crepe Myrtle in Denton

Anonymous said...

For many years, Colonial was played over Mother's Day weekend. I was there 1 Sunday, many years ago, when Lee Trevino was on the first tee during the Sunday round. He got ready to take his swing, started his back swing and turned around to the crowd and said "Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there".

Everyone clapped of course. Then he went thru his pre-shot routine again and hit a big cut down the number 1 fairway.

Anonymous said...

The Gofundme thing is a complete waste of time and money. The Patriots won't be able to accept the funds under NFL rules. Players cannot get their fines paid by the public either.

It is kind of funny though that John Q. Public will throw in money to help millionaires pay their debts.

Double Fake John Koskinen

Anonymous said...

Classic

Anonymous said...

maybe the guy didn't know what was going on at that house and didn't see the cop when backing up when I pick up my handyman in Wizard Wells I want to cover up my tag number doesn't mean I am guilty of anything

Anonymous said...

Any comments on Obamy's wife making that DEPRESSING graduation speech last weekend? I surprised they all didn't go out and commit mass suicide!!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps funeral directors in Denton county absorb more of the funeral indigent costs or receive assistance from other charities or churches.

Anonymous said...

Junior Miller was the voice of reason this morning, talking about the dumbass that was tweeting from his truck, saying we shouldn't be celebrating this moron at all. And Eff Bad Radio for having the guy on the air. Buncha dumbasses.

Anonymous said...

RTG Finally one that doesn't look like one who was trying on a bikini at Wal-Mart! Much better than last few.

Anonymous said...

11:44

Maybe because they know the definition of the word "suspected".

Anonymous said...

Interesting that they fined the QB twice what it fined the club!

More about Goodall attempting to restore his rep than punishment fitting crime.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:17AM said...
Barry lacks empathy and can only learn from first person experience. Typical leftist.

"Learn" is a kind of a stretch even in a first person sense

Anonymous said...

Can't believe the self proclaimed Sports genius is not able to expound and ridicule the NFL commissioner(who happens to be an attorney) for his inconsistent and ridiculous judgment of handing out punishment to teams and players

Anonymous said...

All this talk about deflated ball is getiing me kinda frisky feelin.

DF Wordkyle

Anonymous said...

easy now

if anyone gets frisky talking about feelings and balls it's me

DF Wurdkyle

Anonymous said...

If you all read the tweets between the guys who were responsible for deflating the balls, it was pretty obvious that Brady was in charge of the entire thing. He not only knew about it, he directed it.

Anonymous said...

"pointed out that it would held over Memorial Day weekend"

"Then I learned that for the first time since 1964 the Byron Nelson which will be played after the Colonial on Memorial Day."

" had his placed was searched by police?"

I don't expect The Atlantic when I come here, and I know there will be misspellings, but damn B, at least make sure the sentence makes sense when read aloud.

Anonymous said...

"Junior Miller was the voice of reason this morning, talking about the dumbass that was tweeting from his truck, saying we shouldn't be celebrating this moron at all. And Eff Bad Radio for having the guy on the air. Buncha dumbasses."

You have NO idea just how much of a dumbass that kid is. Would have been nice if he had been left sitting there for a couple of days.
I really hope he gets a bill for the rescue.

//// said...

Actually the high water rescue was Sanger and the house rescue was krum.

//// said...

Denton county pays the funeral home $775 for burial or cremation. If it's a burial they also pay $500 for grave space and the whatever the grave service charges for digging. If there is only $10k difference between Denton and wise county and wise pays $250.....that's a lot of wise county folks getting buried on the tax payers dime!!

//// said...

Also, even with Denton county paying $775, the Fh still comes out in the red.....

Anonymous said...

Did they mention the races of the FW cop and the perp he shot?

Anonymous said...

Huh. My comment about your mis-characterization of the FWPD shooting wasn't published.

It's your place, so you can approve or disapprove whatever you want.

It was really aimed at you as a reader anyway, BG. Think. Please post with integrity.